I think mnemonics aren't required for every case if you have the correct thought process, you will ask the right questions.
Found out what is the patient talking about:
Alleviating / Aggravating factors (especially positional)
Heard on inhalation or exhalation
Noisy breathing, what are the differentials?
Foreign body aspiration
- What was she doing before the noisy breathing started?
- Fever / chills / night sweats
- Cough / Sputum / Blood
- Difficulty breathing / pulling of ears
- Is there drooling of saliva from the mouth?
- Is the cry muffled?
- Is the cough barking in nature?
- Hoarseness of voice
- Allergies in the family / Is the child allergic to anything?
- Has she had many infections in the past?
Assess how severe is the difficulty breathing
- Is there cyanosis?
- Is she crying? How is the cry?
- Is she awake / unusually sleepy?
- Is there any difficulty feeding?
Sometimes, children aspirate foreign bodies to gain attention from parents on purpose
- Any similar episodes in the past?
- Any stress in the family?
Snoring for adenoids?
Bronchoscopy / Laryngocopy